Davidson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Davidson County.

1Red Hot Chili Peppers with The Strokes and Thundercat

Photo courtesy of Nissan Stadium

Friday, August 12, 7:00pm

1 Nissan Way, Nashville, TN

Nissan Stadium

The Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 Global Stadium tour will visit Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, this Friday! The 32-city global stadium tour kicks off on Saturday, June 4th at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, Spain with stops in London, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and many more before wrapping up in Arlington at Globe Life Field on September 18th. The tour is produced by Live Nation. The 2022 tour will mark the return of guitarist and all round cosmic musician John Frusciante to the group, as well as the band’s first ever stadium tour in the U.S. Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing their career-spanning hits as well as new music from their forthcoming album.

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2Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

To-Kill-a-Mockingbird

Friday, August 12 to Sunday, August 14, various times

505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN

TPAC

All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick To Kill a Mockingbird claims it is “the most successful American play in Broadway history. It has not played to a single empty seat.” Majestic and incandescent, it is filled with breath and nuance and soul. With direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, this is sure to be a performance you will not want to miss.

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3Tomato Art Fest

Photo courtesy of Tomato Art Fest Facebook page

Friday, August 12 to Saturday, August 13

204 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN

Historic East Nashville Five Points

Tomato Art Fest has been uniting fruits and vegetables since 2004. The annual festival attracts people from all over with fun-themed art, local music, delicious food, costumes, wacky contests, shopping, kids activities, and more. The 2-day festival and concert are free to attend, welcoming to all, and costumes are encouraged. Additionally, there are a few official ticketed festival events that are optional. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2021 an estimated 65,000 came to celebrate the event. The essence of Tomato Art Fest can really be found in the array of wacky and hilarious contests, and the Push, Pull & Wear Parade kicking off tomato weekend, full of floats and costumes. True to our namesake, the art gets a big part of the tomato spotlight, where The Tomato art Show and Tomato Art Preview Party showcases over 300 tomato-inspired pieces throughout the weekend.

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4Jeffrey Steele

Photo: 3rdandlindsley.com

Saturday, August 13, 8:00pm

818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN

3rd and Lindsley

Multi-award-winning, Hall of Fame Songwriter, Jeffrey Steele, has shared his wisdom and guidance at songwriting workshops and conventions around the country for many years. Steele has been a part of guiding and developing the careers of numerous hit songwriters. Steele has now branched out and his Jeffrey Steele Academy brings his 35+ years of industry experience to a new generation of writers. Throughout the membership community and courses Steele shares his ups and downs, his hard lessons and his greatest victories, and breaks down the process behind his greatest hits. He leans on his friends and industry experts in one-on-one mastermind interviews and brings you behind the scenes to see what it is like to live and work day-to-day as a songwriter. However, he still likes to hit the stages when he can!

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5Bobby Bones: Comedically Inspirational

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Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm

222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones is the host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio program “The Bobby Bones Show.” With the success of the award-winning show, Bones became the youngest-ever inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame, in 2017. His hit TV series for National Geographic, “Breaking Bobby Bones,” is available to view on Disney+. He has served as the official in-house mentor on ABC’s “American Idol,” he won season 27 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and he serves as host and executive producer of Circle Network’s “Opry,” a one-hour program featuring Grand Ole Opry highlights. Bones is also a two-time New York Times #1 bestselling author, touring stand-up comedian and philanthropist.

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